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1. the branch of medicine dealing with symptoms.
2. the combined symptoms of a disease.
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(sē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)

se′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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(sē″mē-ol′ŏ-jē, sem″ē-) [Gr. sēmeion, sign + -logy]
1. Semiotics.
2. Symptomatology (2).
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While he is quite ready to describe how Zambinella's voice produces "an internal, muscular, humoral sensuality" and powerfully penetrates Sarrasine, the semiologist shows much anxiety over the statue's interior and penetrability.
Some semblance of this map should, with minor variations, be arrived at by any team of semiologists who set out to analyse a good sample of worldwide beer advertising.
In its exegesis, Tocqueville's implied resolution, "historical thought," pairs off with its implied contradictory, "critical thought." This antinomy is in turn transcended by the heroic semiologist who recognizes the constructedness, the presentness," of history, in an act of transcendental semiosis that underwrites a heroic refusal of historical narrative."'
Beyond or before those meanings which interest semiologists, the writer's language has a "rustle" (bruissement) to it which emanates from the multiple sites of his pleasures.
28) is devoted entirely to the work of Romanian semiologists in the "theory and practice of reception."
In the meantime, along with the cries of "higher mathematics!," along came the first counter-charge: "Is it complex at all?" Notable among these (not so much for its content as for the fact that it appeared in the avant-garde's own house journal, die Reihe), was an article by the Belgian semiologist Nicholas Ruwet: "Contradictions within the Serial Language." I quote the first two sentences:
Best-known for his 1980 historical mystery novel The Name of the Rose, which has been translated into more than 40 languages, Eco's fiction bears all the hallmarks of his academic work as semiologist as he explores the link between fantasy and reality.
At the same time, my then-best friend Braco Rotar, now a famous semiologist, started to write poetry; in my eyes he changed from a civic person into a half-god.
So was Clark Welton, a writer for the Village Voice, as was the future semiologist Marshall Blonsky, and so was the novelist John Bart Gerald.
In 1973, Bernar Venet wrote an essay in which he disclaimed any connection with "Duchampian style or Nouveau Realisme" and instead connected his art to the theory of French semiologist Jacques Bertin, which grouped signs into three categories.
But (and this is also noteworthy), Umberto Eco the semiologist is at pains to underline that semiology a fairly modern or postmodern science, has always existed, that it claims a noble descent which goes back far beyond Saussure and Peirce, and runs through all philosophy from Aristotle.
If we wanted to ask, for example, how spectators understand experimental cinema - or mainstream cinema, for that matter - we would be told (by a second semiologist) that the cinematic signifier signifies the subject to another signifier.